Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    A DRZ might have been a little better, the sand really hit the power of the WR pretty hard. It spent a large majority of the time in the sand at full throttle.
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  2. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @oneworldcycles

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    The DRZs I've ridden handle sand similarly to your XR650l. A bit top heavy with soft suspension makes them wallow a bit but the added power makes getting the bike up to speed in sand a bit easier than on the wrr.
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  3. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    How to break the WRR frame:





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  4. mo_rider

    mo_rider the dude abides Supporter

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    Ouch.

    I like your POV on your camera. What camera are you using, what's the settings (wide, super wide), and where's your mounting location?
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  5. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    Ouch, that's what I was picturing... How deep is the hole? could you get away with running a bottoming tap in there and then use a longer bolt?
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  6. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    the kickstand part of the casting is replaceable according to the unit for sale on -> flea bay <- . Maybe a bike scrap yard in your area has one minus the parts you already have?

    best of luck

    Bill
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  7. 2WheelNeal

    2WheelNeal Long timer Supporter

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    Take another look at Yinz's picture. The part in the FleaBay link is the part that ripped off. The cast part in the picture is the frame casting.
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  8. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    ahhh . Flickit has it right then ...deeper thread with longer bolt. I wonder if the hole in question could be drilled through with a tap drill ? ..then weld the flat back on the damaged area. This would allow the tap drill to be run into the newly welded area from the reverse side...
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  9. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Yinzer Moto, on your engine steel subframe just norh of the peg do you have a stress fracture at the edge of the weld where the paint has gone on holiday?
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    1F848829-5849-40C6-8446-7543190150D6.jpeg She did well in Co earlier this month.....
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    Went riding in superb weather in NW Arkansas![​IMG]

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  12. Yinzer Moto

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    I am running a GoPro session under my helmet visor, so that it can not get caught on branches. I’d have to look at it for the exact settingings.
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  13. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    I could put a longer bolt in there but I doubt it would last very long without support. One light hit would have it ripped back.
  14. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    I see what you are talking about in the photo, but I doubt it is anything. It is probably weird light.
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    Ok, maybe re-tap the hole as deep as possible and also make up a 1/8" thick steel plate with 3 holes to mount under the footpeg mount, so the sidestand bolt goes through the 3rd hole of the plate to offer support.. Maybe even weld that support plate to the sidestand mount but that would mean you'd have to unbolt the footpeg to remove the mount when you change chain sliders... (just trying to think of ideas that don't involve having to weld it all up and re-drill it, which may not be that strong?)

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  16. Yinzer Moto

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    Damn good idea, you people with the backwards swirling toilets, really can come up with some good stuff! I am not real good at AL welding, I’d much rather weld steel.

    I could actually make that tomorrow.

    I am currently on the other side of the country, away from my garage and it would be nice to have a kickstand.
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  17. jojofett

    jojofett Hi, I'm Armando but most folks call me Joe

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    Lucky. It rained all weekend in the central part of the state.

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    Gezz an Ozzie with a good idea, you from Kiwiland bruh ???:D:D ... and yes that is a great idea to spread the load.

    Ok, sensible question time please gents, I am wanting to run a good travel rear tyre for Russia, Stans etc and the true appeal tyre is a Motoz Tractionator GPS http://motoz.com.au/product/tractionator-gps/ or similar

    Now 99% of tyres step straight up to a 140, is this too bigger hoop to stick on the back of these wee girls?, I like the Motoz as it has the wear bar which makes for a good long distance travel tyre.

    Next option is Golden Tyre T201 or heidenau etc however any good suggestions welcome, don't need full knob on the back, want something a bit gruntier than the stock TW.

    Cheers Andi
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    New York is a beautiful state. I'd love to spend more time up here.

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    Currently at a diner in Somerset PA. Going to try and roll east of this storm and head towards Roanoke VA by tonight... This poor bike.
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  20. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask.

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    Good thing you weren't riding a KTM. Prolly woulda broke in half and burst into flames.